Europe’s mergers and acquisitions market heats up

Europe's mergers and acquisitions market is rebounding after years in the doldrums, as improving market sentiment is prompting companies to spend piles of cash built up during the financial crisis. A flurry of new deals have been announced in the past month alone, including Numericable's purchase of Vivendi's SFR mobile phone... Read More

The strike at Yue Yuen – which says it is the world

The strike at Yue Yuen – which says it is the world's largest branded footwear manufacturer, making over 300 million pairs of shoes last year – is not just one of China's biggest in recent years, it's also clearly driven by workers' fears that they have been scammed by an opaque and convoluted welfare payment system. – Reuters pic, April 20, 2014

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